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Phillipa Talbot

Phillipa Talbot gives up a successful career, satisfying social life and ways of relative luxury and ease to join a Benedictine monastery. Although she seeks a life of quiet retreat and a respite from responsibility, Philippa becomes one of the more influential nuns at Brede. Philippa's accomplishments at Brede include helping a fellow nun get her book published by suggesting the book to an American professor as well as serving as zelatrix of the new Japanese postulants. Despite these positive outcomes, Philippa worked hard to win many battles that could have hindered her vocation at the monastery. For instance, she overcomes the lack of forgiveness she felt for the daughter of the nanny whose inattention Philippa believes lead to the death of her young son. Philippa also had many strikes against her when she entered the monastery. These included her advanced age, her worldly experience and her...

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